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Workbench Views

Views is a flexible, visual tool for processing and visualization of all EM and streamed ERT data in Workbench. Depending on your workflow and what you want to visualise, the tool provides several specialized “views” with individual settings, enabling you to create, save, modify, and synch data visualizations. 


  • Data, models, and plot settings are automatically saved to a View

  • Open a saved View automatically load saved settings

  • Save a plot setting set-up and load it to an alternate View

  • Export plots to separated or combined bitmaps


Two buffer options are available to control the data and model display:

  1. Time or distance buffer moves the displays to the next buffer interval selected.

  2. Line number buffer moves the display to the next line.

With multiple open Views, you can easily shift between data and model displays and you can sync plots within each View; when the buffer is used on one plot, the other plot will follow, and the x-axis will be aligned.

Each data, model, sounding, and auxiliary plot have their own settings, making it easy to personalise each plot and view. You can:

  • Change display units

  • Change data that is displayed

  • Edit colour scales

  • Add QC parameters to model plots

  • Interpolate models

  • And much more


Plots are also synced with the Workbench GIS interface so that the mouse position on a plot is also displayed on the GIS.  This makes it easy to identify where the data or models are located, as well as use GIS maps to help with data processing.

Data View

The data view is used when data requires manual processing and allows up to four plots to be viewed at once. The default configuration contains two plots displaying raw and average, each with a corresponding sounding plot displaying the selected measurements. When processing on either plot type, you can select data, disable it, or give it a higher error.  

Below is an auxiliary plot with instrument parameters such as elevation, speed, current, and GPS information. The auxiliary plot can also be used to edit the altitude of data.

Workbench data view
Workbench data/model view

Data/model View

The data/model View is used to visualize the model results from an inversion. The View consist of data plots with corresponding sounding and auxiliary plots, like the data View. An additional plot displays the models from the inversion and is by default synched with the data plot to easily locate the data for each model.

When a model is selected you can open a Line model View, or you can use the Model Parameter View to open a list of all resulting parameters for all models.

The data/model view makes it easy to re-process data by providing a visual of the results and their fit, allowing you to identify the corresponding data that needs to be altered for a new inversion.

Workbench model parameters
Workbench line model

Model View

The model view is used to compare results, either from different surveys, different data types, or different model results created from the same data. This view can contain up to four plots where new models can be selected on each plot.

When a model is selected you can open a Line model View, or you can use the Model Parameter View to open a list of all resulting parameters for all models.

model view.png
AUX view.png

Auxiliary View

The auxiliary View is used to plot additional auxiliary data available from the instrument. The temperature, topography, current, tilt, manually edited altitude, and much more can be plotted with this view, providing an overview for final reporting.

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